Newsletter BibLibre February 2014

Introduction

Welcome on the February edition of BibLibre’s newsletter.

As you certainly know, we have announced two weeks ago our strategic alliance with AFI. This news was very well received by our customers and partners. We were confident about it, but it is very encouraging for us. It is also very well received by consultants who see the opportunity to have a solid and reliable player.

The operational set up advance very quickly. Management committees merged, teams have largely discussed the methods, and the first joint projects have begun.

All AFI and BibLibre customers, present and future, will directly benefit from this dynamic that is only on its begining. And as always, we will keep you informed of the outcome.

Philippe Chabanon

Software updates

Examples of personnalized Koha OPACs

To show all the possibilities for customizing the Koha OPAC, we have grouped together several realisations of libraries. Some OPACs were made with our care for our customers, others have been made directly by the library. To discover them, you can read the following blog post: Examples of personnalized Koha OPACs

New customers

Pikoloco in Meuse : 3 more

In the continuity with our partnership with the Meuse departemental library, we continue to deploy Koha through our offer Pikoloco.

To remind you, our partnership with the Meuse BDP allow small towns of this department to be equipped with a modern and complete ILS for a very low cost. BibLibre handles hosting, second level support, and data migration if necessary while the county library is responsible for the training of librarians, and first level support.

Roubaix library

The Roubaix library chose Koha and BibLibre for its new ILS. We will handle the installation and configuration of Koha and train staff to use the library. We will also host Koha on our servers. Two specific developments have been ordered by Roubaix, the help of input of patrons adresses and the allocation of persistent identifiers for bibliographic records.

Upcoming events

Koha Hackfest at BibLibre’s office from March 10 to 14

Like every year we will hold from March 10 to 14 a Koha hackfest at our office in Marseille. Paul Poulain wrote a blog post that describes the event, its planning and the various options available to you as a participant. Already 40 people informed us of their participation (excluding BibLibre’s team), if you want to register you can go read the Paul Poulain blog post or send an email to the following address: paul.poulain@bibLibre.com

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